A year after Liberation Day, courtesy of the red-dust bacteria, the humanoid, lizard-like aliens develop a resistance to the micro-organism and try to regain control of the Earth--only now some humans are knowingly working with them.

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Complete series cast summary:
...  Diana 19 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Lydia 19 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Elizabeth Maxwell 19 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Willie 19 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Dr. Julie Parrish / ... 19 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Mike Donovan / ... 19 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Kyle Bates 19 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Ham Tyler 13 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Nathan Bates 13 episodes, 1984-1985
Blair Tefkin ...  Robin Maxwell 13 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Elias Taylor 13 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Howard K. Smith 11 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Mr. Chiang 9 episodes, 1984-1985
...  Lt. James 8 episodes, 1985
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The Earth has been invaded by lizard-like beings from another planet called Visitors. A small resistance of rebels led by photojournalist Mike Donovan, Dr. Julie Parrish and mercenary Ham Tyler fight the Nazi-like reign. The aliens usually appear disguised as humans, and are led by Diana, their queen. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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26 October 1984 (USA)  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the first two miniseries, the Visitors spoke with an electronically modulated voice. The sound processing, however, was dropped for the ongoing series. This created a continuity problem with the two miniseries, as the Visitors were able to infiltrate human strongholds and vice-versa without their different voices giving them away. See more »

Goofs

The Visitors were implied in the original V to be at war with another alien species, but this angle is never mentioned in the ongoing series. See more »

Quotes

[Nathan Bates is apparently collaborating with the Visitors]
Mike Donovan: We know Bates is in bed with Diana.
Willie: Really? I did not know that.
Elias Taylor: It's a figure of speech, Willie.
Willie: With Diana... one never knows.
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Crazy Credits

Real-life newscaster Howard K. Smith, who has a recurring cameo in this series, is sometimes given a guest star credit on episodes in which he does not appear. See more »

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Referenced in Hologram Man (1995) See more »

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Worthwhile because of it's scope
24 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

This series had a lot going against it - plot holes the size of meteor craters (why don't the visitors just condition Rev. Turney into giving up the location of the rebel camp?, for instance), some of the cheesiest dialogue heard outside of a Kung Fu movie, special effects that where horrible even in 1984. So how come it captivated me so? It was charming. I felt, when I saw it, that cast & crew alike really had a good time doing this show, and those things rub off. But more important, the series had SCOPE and ORIGINALITY. The creators weren't afraid to take on really heavy topics, and they did it in a way that hasn't been seen before, nor after.


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